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Name: Defying Kurosaki-kun 
Mangaka: Makino

Volumes: 12 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: Ch.08
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.20
Scanlator: Chibi Manga (Stopped since Licensed)
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance, Drama
Age Group: Mature

Summary
“I demand absolute obedience.” Yu Akabane has worked hard to reinvent herself for high school, and there’s only one step left in her plan to leave her plain Jane days behind: asking out her idol, the “White Prince” Shirakawa-kun. When circumstances lead to Yu moving into the school dorm where Shirakawa-kun boards, she thinks she’s found her lucky break. But unluckily for Yu, “Black Devil” Kurosaki-kun, the boy everyone at school (including the teachers!) is afraid of, lives there too—and when Yu defies him, he’s all too eager to punish her …

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Name: Anonymous Noise (Fukumenkei Noise)
MangakaFukuyama, Ryouko

Volumes: 16 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Shojob Beat (Viz)
Current Licensed Volumes: 9
Scanlations: None
Scanlator: Phoenix Serenade Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Romance, Drama
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Nino is a girl who harbors feelings towards her friend, Momo. Just when she can no longer suppress her feelings, she encounters a boy who composes music…,” and “What is the promise Nino made to a boy she met who composes music?”–Manga Updates

Name: Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
Mangaka: Sakisaka, Io

Volumes: 3 (ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.10
Scanlator: Chibi Manga
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: The story centers around Yuna and Akari who have two very different views of love: Yuna is someone who sees love as a dream and Akari is someone who is very realistic about her romance choices. Meanwhile, there are two boys, Kazuomi and Rio, who also have different views of love: Kazuomi’s an airhead and doesn’t understand the concept of love while Rio grabs the opportunity when confessed to as long as the girl looks cute.

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Name: Chicchai Toki kara Suki dekedo
Mangaka: Haruki, Saki

Volumes: 8 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.09 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Shoujo Sense
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Tsubasa and Shou have been friends ever since they met in kindergarten. Now they’re starting high school at the same school, in the same class. Tsubasa has been in love with Shou for years, but never found the courage to talk to him about it. Still, she thinks he may feel the same… until they meet a girl who changes everything. Could she be the one whom Shou truly loves? And what does that mean for Tsubasa?

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Name: Iyada nante Iwasenai
Mangaka: Nanajima, Kana

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.08 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Shoujo Crusade and Chibi Manga
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Anzu currently works part-time at a beach house however when it comes to serving male customers, she can’t help but be cold and shy. When she accidentally spills a drink on one of them, a male co-worker saves her who ends up being her childhood friend Rei. Anzu is happy to reconnect with Rei, however, Rei might be after a bit more…?

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Name: Oh my Prince
Manga-ka: Mutou, Hiromu

Volumes: 3 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.03 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Aerandria Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Siffle Brown is an exchange student who suddenly appeared in front of Hina. He seems very arrogant and forceful, but he’s also very handsome and (probably) kind. And he turns out to be a real prince?!

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Name: Chihayafuru
Manga-ka: Suetsugu, Yuki

Volumes: 39 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha Comics
Scanlations: V.06 Ch.33 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Lazy Ass Scans and Living Dolls
Type: Manga
Genre: Sports/Slice of Life
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: All her life, Chihaya’s dream was to see her model sister become Japan’s best… That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.

Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game–known as Hyakunin Isshu–in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata’s place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.

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Graphics Rating
: 4/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

Name: Kokuhaku Gokko
Manga-ka: Kojima, Mihoko

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Complete)
Scanlator: Whisper
Type: Manga
Genre: School Life/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Iri and Yukimi have been best friends for two years, and they have something in common–both of them have crushes on two of the coolest guys in school! But they both decide to change that. Iri talks Yukimi into making a game out of it. They’ll both do their best to confess their feelings to their crushes and see what happens. But then, Iri begins to make more progress than Yukimi…?

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Name: 14 Sai no Koi
Manga-ka: Mizutani, Fuka

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Playground
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Josei
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: A story about two unusually mature young people. They are both smart, very together and they are in love. But, as grown-up as they act, they are still just 14 and their feelings for each other are captured with tenderness and lack of nostalgia, but very cutely.

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Name: Mishounen Produce
Manga-ka: Ichinose, Kaoru

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.12 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Aerandria
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: It’s the start of high school, and Kako decides to “produce” her bookworm of a childhood friend, Kousei, so that he can become a good-looking and popular school idol. She models him after Lawrence, a character in a manga she likes, but as Kousei’s transformation becomes a huge success and he extends his new character beyond what she asks for, what will Kako do? Will she find herself left behind in the wake of his newly found popularity?

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